Facebook opens new EMEA headquarters in Dublin

3 Nov 2014

Sonia Flynn, managing director, Facebook Ireland, and Taoiseach Enda Kenny attend the official opening of Facebook's new EMEA headquarters in Dublin. Photo by John T Ohle Photography

Social networking giant Facebook has set up shop in new EMEA headquarters spanning 120,000 sq feet at Grand Canal Square, Dublin.

Sonia Flynn, managing director, Facebook Ireland, joined Taoiseach Enda Kenny to officially open the Frank Gehry-designed building in the area that has become known as ‘Silicon Docks’.

Flynn said Facebook is entering a new chapter at Grand Canal Square.

“We are proud to be here in Dublin, where we are able to find the talented people we need to enable Facebook to support the people who use it every day,” she said.

Facebook employs some 500 people representing more than 50 nationalities at its headquarters in Dublin and continues to recruit to support the millions of people who use Facebook every day in Europe.

Kenny said that as the Irish Government works to secure the country’s economic recovery, the continued commitment of Facebook to technology and talent in Ireland is most welcome.

“The company was one of the first to locate in ‘Silicon Docks’ in 2009, an area which is today the heartbeat of the technology sector,” Kenny said.

“I have no doubt Facebook will continue to prosper at its new headquarters.”

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic